Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City Football Club on Friday announced that the Shahaji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul, popularly known as the Andheri Sports Complex will be their new home stadium for the forthcoming third edition of the tournament.
The Mumbai football arena which was constructed and developed in accordance with FIFA guidelines earlier this year, will now host Mumbai City FC’s home matches in October.
The arena will serve as the team’s fortress and stronghold and will house the club’s passionate supporters for the season.
“Our fans have shown us tremendous support through our two seasons despite results not being the best. We have always wanted to give back to them and moving into the heart of the city is one such step,” Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is co-owner of the club, said.
“Mumbai Football Arena (Shahji Raje Bhosle Kreeda Sankul) is a great venue, with easy accessibility for people across the city. The support from Aditya Thackeray, Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA), the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) and everyone at the stadium has been tremendous. We can’t wait to build this stadium into our new fortress, a place where away teams dread to come!” Ranbir added.